How to Make a Period Drama Feature with James Kent director of ‘The Aftermath’ starring Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgard

Giles Alderson (The Dare) sits down with Film and TV director James Kent to chat his feature films Testament of Youth and The Aftermath

We start by talking about DirectorsUK and how important and useful it is to filmmakers https://directors.uk.com/

How the freedom in Documentary film-making that you can use in feature film or TV work as a director and when your in edit suite it is just you and the editor and you need to have got your coverage and material on set. With docs there is not often a story until you are in the edit

Making the leap from docs to TV and features. Working with actors. Respecting them. Working with young up and coming acting talent. And moving into directing features and how important rehearsal time is.

Making period drama The Aftermath. And how the actors have transformed into something else when in costume. A different character and they can come with preconceived ideas. Rehearsal can help over come this. And he gives some great Directing tips to work with actors on set.

Working with Will Smith on a Documentary. And watching Darren Aronofsky working was a education.

And shooting AMERICAN TV and the difference between U.K. TV.

Working with A list stars on The Aftermath with Keira Knightley, Jason Clarke and Alexander Skarsgard and feeling intimidated and shooting sex scenes

We chat Mother Father Son starring Billy Howle and Richard Gere which is OUT NOW on BBC

The Aftermath TRAILER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dr0tQYX6PSE

Testament of Youth WATCH

James Kent CV https://www.unitedagents.co.uk/james-kent

LINKS, SPONSORS & EVENTS

THIS WEEKS SPONSOR Script Pipeline !! Head on over and check out their latest competition where you can win CASH prizes for your SCREENPLAY www.scriptpipeline.com

BOUDICA Support this great crowdfunding campaign here: http://bit.ly/2UkogSI 

MAKE YOUR FILM The next event is on the 23rd April. Guests announced so far are ALICE LOWE & ADO YOSHIZAKI CASSUTO Link for tickets here: http://bit.ly/2Txvayp

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Our friends at Raindance are getting ready for the annual Independent Filmmaker’s Ball on May 1st – this year, they’re back with a swing-era special! Join them for an evening of live swing & jazz music, networking, and a fundraising raffle with special guests at the hottest party in town. Taking place at the lavish Café de Paris in the heart of London’s West End, the Ball will bring together 600 film industry professionals to celebrate independent film and have a great party. Enter the code PODCAST20 at checkout to get 20% off on your tickets: http://bit.ly/IndieFilmBall19

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How to make a road trip indie comedy feature with Eaten by Lions director and co-writer Jason Wingard with Giles Alderson

Jason Wingard sits down for a chat with Giles Alderson about his latest feature film Eaten by Lions.

He chats going from shorts and winning short film festivals like Virgin Media shorts and making more films from the prize money.

Then went onto make his debut feature In Another Life set in the Calais jungle while he waited for his other feature to happen . During this time he went out and learnt how to raise money and how to make a film from the ground up.

We discuss how he used his writing / directing fee from Eaten by Lions to finance his debut feature In Another Life. How he shots in the Calais jungle and recreated a set in Warrington to match. We discuss how it’s a privilege to make a film but you have to make sure your script is good enough and pay for script analysis to make it so.

How you should understand the finance process and how investors can make their money back. Having a one pager as well as full pack for your project and that the best people in the film industry have nothing to prove

How to make a road trip movie and working with actors on set and good techniques to do this .

Dealing with reviews and how filmmaking is like a Juggernaut.ONCE IT’S GOING It keeps rolling,

Eaten By Lions WATCH https://www.eatenbylions.com/

Eaten by Lions Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBJ8SLlvATU

In Another Life trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrhTweAGJZ0

Follow Jason twitter http://www.twitter.com/jmgmedia

LINKS

PERFORMANCE INSURANCE https://www.astonlark.com/performance/

BOUDICA Support this great crowdfunding campaign here: https://greenlit.fund/project/boudica

MAKE YOUR FILM The next event is on the 23rd April. 1st guest announced is ALICE LOWE Link for tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/makeyourfilm-part-iii-with-guest-alice-lowe-in-association-with-uk-actors-tweetup-tickets-59357978311?aff=erelexpmlt

20% DISCOUNT at the Raindance Independent Filmmakers Ball

Our friends at Raindance are getting ready for the annual Independent Filmmaker’s Ball on May 1st – this year, they’re back with a swing-era special! Join them for an evening of live swing & jazz music, networking, and a fundraising raffle with special guests at the hottest party in town. Taking place at the lavish Café de Paris in the heart of London’s West End, the Ball will bring together 600 film industry professionals to celebrate independent film and have a great party. Enter the code PODCAST20 at checkout to get 20% off on your tickets: http://bit.ly/IndieFilmBall19

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

WATCH Fanged Up https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Up-Daniel-OReilly/dp/B07F83JN6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1542670909&sr=1-1&keywords=fanged

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100th EPISODE! The Best of the Podcast so far featuring Mark Strong, Neil Marshall, Andi Osho, Deborah Haywood, Scott Adkins, Craig Conway, Daisy Aitkens and many more. Hosted by Giles Alderson

This is our 100th EPISODE. Thank you so much all for supporting us and listening to us, it means the world to us!!

In this special episode host Giles Alderson dives down the rabbit hole of podcasts past to pulls out some gems from our guests that we have had so far. Some great guests and amazing episodes had to miss out but maybe there will be another ‘Best Of’ soon.

In the meantime you have the pleasure of listening again to moments and advice from actors and filmmakers that were wonderfully juicy and perfect for you to hear again. From screenwriting, producing, directing through to editing your indie film

Feel free to re listen to any ep that takes your fancy. Fo now though we are so glad you part of our Podern Family Filmmakers Podcast tribe and can;t wait for the next 100 with you.

Next weeks ep is with director and writer Scott Mann (Final Score) !!

https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/xrsqzd/100th_Pod.mp3

LINKS

‘FOOD FOR THOUGHT’ CROWDFUNDER PAGE https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/foodforthough

RAINDANCE- 20% Raindance Film Festival Entry.

Raindance aims to show the boldest and most innovative work that challenges the boundaries of filmmaking. And, they’re an Academy Award and BAFTA-qualifying festival for short films, and a BIFA-qualifying festival for British films. Submit your film by 26th April with the Early Bird fee, and get 20% off on your submission with the discount code PODCAST 20.https://filmfreeway.com/Raindance

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WATCH Fanged Up https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Up-Daniel-OReilly/dp/B07F83JN6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1542670909&sr=1-1&keywords=fanged

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Ep 48 HOW TO MAKE A MICRO BUDGET INDIE FILM, WIN AWARDS & GET A CINEMA RELEASE with the team behind ‘Guardians’

Director Mark AC Brown and actor David Whitney talk about how they made their new quite brilliant indie film Guardians.

How Mark made a film for his degree but it was a great experiment and not to be seen again. How he wrote a feature script for Nu Image but the ‘Expendables’ ruined it and how it is best to write something to make yourself for free or on a micro budget. What do have available to you ?

How when making an indie film, continuity is not as important as the story. How the establishing scene of a character is so important. But don’t waste time on drone shots. Then get the most amount of permissions you can get. And if not shoot anyway

Suzanne Smith – their DoP was a runner on a Brainehound (their production company) short and worked her way up. Made short film Beard with David and Mark and proved herself as a brilliant DoP and How having great all rounders like Fred Fournier and Joe Starrs as editor and 1st AD respectively is vital as is keeping your ‘team’ from your shorts/music videos and bringing them with you.

With low budget you have to juggle and Workaround people schedules and how ‘Withnails’ – Richard E Grant’s marvelous book was an inspiration (and The Wah Wah Diaries)

When you are supposed to be doing he scene in 4 shots but end up doing it in one but it’s one of the best moments in the film so don’t have to stick to your shot lists.

Tried to plan it but played the moment when it came to it.

Why post can take so long when you are asking for favours on a micro budget film

How they learned from other filmmakers and how they distributed their films – Ben Cookson, Fizz and Ginger’s Two Down and James Rumsey’s Drunk on love.

Mark wanted to have a cinema run so choose Our Screen to have a theatrical release. Then the release got extended as it sold out for the second night.

And how they opened a festival in a double bill with recent horror film IT.

Links

The Film: http://www.guardiansfilm.co.uk/
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq25LXWmsps&t=10s
Twitter https://twitter.com/guardiansbhf
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/guardiansfilm/
Mark AC Brown http://www.markacbrown.com/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/Brainehowndfilm
David Whitney http://www.davidwhitney.org/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DWhitney

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Ep 8 MAKING AN ACTION MOVIE IN 9 DAYS WITH A HOLLYWOOD STAR AS YOUR LEAD

MAKING AN ACTION MOVIE IN 9 DAYS
Director Adam Stephen Kelly joins Giles Alderson and Dan Richardson this week to discuss making Adam’s award winning short film ‘Done In’ and the action feature ‘Kill Kane’ starring Vinnie Jones, which he made in 9 days with very little budget!

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Ep 2 HOW TO GET INTO FRIGHTFEST

HOW TO GET INTO FRIGHTFEST
The Filmmakers Podcast boys discuss low budget film making and how to get into Frightfest with Christian James joining Giles Alderson & Dan Richardson to discuss his latest film Fanged Up, how his previous indie film Stalled had a big impact on his career and Dan talks about Gods in Chains feature doc.

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